Accreditation

The ABET accreditation process, a voluntary, non-governmental process of peer review, helps assure quality in educational programs. ABET-accredited educational programs must meet certain defined standards. Both the Ceramic Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Accreditation serves to notify:

  • Parents and prospective students that a program has met minimum standards;
  • Faculty, deans, and administrators of a program's strengths and weaknesses and of ways to improve the program;
  • Employers that graduates are prepared to begin professional practice;
  • Taxpayers that their funds are spent well; and
  • The public that graduates are aware of public health and safety considerations.

The present accreditation process requires each educational program to participate in a loop of self-examination and improvement:

  • Definition of desired program objectives and outcomes;
  • Collection and evaluation of data regarding how well objectives and outcomes are being reached;
  • Formulation and pursuit of appropriate means of better accomplishing objectives and outcomes; and
  • Repetition of the process beginning with re-evaluation of objectives and outcomes.

Undergraduate Enrollment

Fall Semester

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accreditation

Program

2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-2016
Ceramic Engineering 59 65 75 90 90 103
Metallurgical Engineering 57 57 74 87 84 73
             

Bachelors Degrees Awarded By Program

Academic Year

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accreditation

Program 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-2016
Ceramic Engineering 15 16 24 15 20 26
Metallurgical Engineering 21 19 14 17 25 23